K-State Services for Financial, Legal and Family Dynamic Challenges

With the challenging economic times, issues can rise on the financial, legal or family dynamic front.  Did you know K-State has services that may be able to help with these?  Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services (KAMS) provide agriculture producers resources needed to solve legal and financial issues. These services are available through a toll free call at 1-800-321-FARM (3276) or you can email them at kams@ksu.edu.
 So what kind of services are available through KAMS? Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services is a service available to Kansas residents, who would like assistance in resolving all types of agricultural related issues.
 For Landlord/Tenant Relations, KAMS can provide clarification on written and oral leases.  It can give tips for negotiation rental rates of issues managing property if you are the landlord or the tenant.  For family communications, KAMS can help with effective ways to communicate with the family and bring everyone together.  For legal questions, KAMS can help understand what are your legal rights and obligations.  For financial questions, KAMS can help answer the question of ‘How can a cash flow analysis help my operation?’  And ‘what are the consequences of financial decisions?’  For crop insurance, KAMS can help with understanding legal options when assessing damages.  It can also help direct you when you disagree on a claim.
 All in all, Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services is just a good place to start with questions.  If the specialist answering the phone doesn’t know the answer, they know where to get you connected for information and services that you need. 
 KAMS is the USDA Certified State Agricultural Mediation provider for Kansas. They help Kansans resolve a wide variety of issues affecting their daily lives. These could include agricultural credit issues, farm foreclosures, USDA Farm program and Farm Loan Program decisions, USDA Rural Housing loan issues, USDA Risk Management issues and USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Service decisions. The KAMS staff attorney is available to visit with callers, confidentially and at no cost, regarding any agricultural legal or financial issue, including such topics as answering questions regarding USDA denial letters, clarifying confusing paperwork, understanding appeal options available, agricultural credit situations, property rights issues, farm foreclosures and landlord/tenant disputes.
 The contact information for KAMS is a toll free call at 1-800-321-FARM or email KAMS at KAMS@ksu.edu.  Their website is www.k-state.edu/kams.
 If you have any questions about this service, you can get ahold of me at the K-State Sunflower District Extension offices in Goodland, St. Francis or Sharon Springs.  I have a link to the KAMS website on the K-State Sunflower District website at www.sunflower.ksu.edu/agronomy and on social media pages on facebook at K-State Sunflower District Agronomy and on twitter @CropsWithJeanne.


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